Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf has directed Minister of State for Minorities Affairs Akram Masih Gill and advisor Paul Bhatti to immediately contact the affectees of Badami Bagh Lahore.

In a telephonic call‚ he said non-Muslims have equal rights similar to Muslims in Pakistan and violence against them is against the Islamic teachings and ethics.

The Prime Minister said government will extend full cooperation for the rehabilitation of Badami Bagh victims.

Raja Pervaiz Ashraf said government will ensure protection of lives and property of non-Muslims.